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Royal London 360 appoints wrap relationship manager

Royal London 360 has appointed Mike Lane as wrap relationship manager.

Lane will also maintain his current responsibilities within Royal London 360 as international sales manager for the company covering the south west of England.

In his newly-created role Lane will be responsible for providing offshore bond and taxation training and support for UK-based IFAs.

Royal London 360 commercial director Mike Crellin says: “I am delighted to appoint Mike. In recent years we have built up very close relationships with our wrap providers who we see as business partners and not simply wholesalers.

“Mike’s expertise will undoubtedly be an invaluable resource for them and I look forward to developing those relationships further as we move into 2010 and beyond.”


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